Junior Option Day 2019

On Wednesday 22 May the junior cohort will have subject information workshops to help them select their two options for next year. Encourage your child to attend.

Year 9 Social Studies

Thank you to our HOL of Social Sciences – Meredith Raukura for organising the Year 9 excursion to the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist temple earlier this term. This was another opportunity for our students to learn and experience aspects of different cultures.


Tuckshop Changes

Our new Tuckshop providers Libelle Group are providing our students with a revamped menu. The Eat Smart menu is healthy, fresh, value-for-money and environmentally sustainable food.

Leilani Perese

Congratulations to our teacher in the Pe & Health Department – Leilani Perese for making the 2019 Black Ferns Squad. Leilani will be playing alongside a former teacher & Alumni member Te Kura Ngata-Aerengamate.


We are so proud of you Leilani.

Nathanael Mattocks

Nathanael Mattocks from 12HSA had the opportunity to ask UN Secretary General  António Guterres a question at the AUT South Campus. Guterres was speaking about climate change and the leadership NZ has shown in honouring the Paris agreement to reduce carbon emissions.

Nathanael’s question was “What is the United Nations doing to communicate with and engage young people in the issues that face our planet?”


Tangaroa College finishes for the term on Friday 12 April at 1:00pm.

We will recommence on Monday 29 April.

See you next term.

Netball Coaches Needed

Hi All
We are looking for NETBALL Coaches to help out with our three Senior Netball teams this Season.
Teams will be mainly made up for these age groups. 
  • Year 11 (Sen B)
  • Year 12 (Sen B)
  • Year 13 (Sen A)
We have staff ‘managers’ who have offered to help on the day – but the actual coaching is where we fall short.
The managers will help with the teams on Wednesdays (at Bruce Pulman Courts, Papakura)
during Term Two & Three. (4-5.45pm)
The Coaching can be on the days to suit the coach.
Please contact our Sports Co-ordinator Kirk Jennings at kirkj@tangaroa.school.nz or 09 274 5764 ext 372

Vacancy: Teacher Aide Fixed Term

We seek an enthusiastic and motivated Teacher Aide for a fixed term position, to start as soon as possible (2019).

The key tasks of the role include working in classrooms with students and teachers to assist in the teaching and learning process, preparation of resources for students and providing assessment support.

The successful applicant will ideally have had some experience with youth and be passionate about meeting the educational needs of young people. A second language would be an advantage in this role.  Tangaroa College is a school of approximately 900 students from the local Otara community.

The hours are 8.30am-3.00pm Monday to Friday during school term time only.

All applications are to be made in writing on the application form to the Principal. For an application pack, including application form please download from the school website: www.tangaroa.school.nz

Applications to be posted to the Principal, Tangaroa College, PO Box 61 476, Otara, phone (09) 274 5764 or email to: hr@tangaroa.school.nz.  Applications close at 4pm on Friday, 15 March 2019.